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Warwick Students Win Europe Wide Space Law Competition

Originally published 20 March 2002

Two postgraduate students from the University of Warwick’s School of Law have come top in a European Space Law competition and will now represent the continent of Europe in the world-wide version of the competition to be held in the US in October which will be judged by actual judges from the International Court of Justice

This is the first time in its 11 year history that the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition has been won by students studying at a UK university.

Sagee Sasikumar, and Sethu Nandakumar, both studying for Masters degrees in International Economic Law at the University of Warwick, had to assume the role of lawyers using current law to present legal arguments on behalf of international clients in fictitious cases set in the near future. The main fictitious case concerned a dispute which arises over issues of surveillance from space and which escalates into conflict and damage to satellite equipment and space stations.

This was the 11th year of the competition, or “Moot”, named in memory of Manfred Lachs the renowned Polish educator, diplomat, and jurist, space law expert and longest-serving member of the International Court of Justice.

For further details please contact:

Sagee Sasikumar, Tel: 024 7630043

Sethu Nandakumar Tel: 024 76530282

Dr Ben Chigara, School of Law, University of Warwick
(the 2 students' supervisor) tel: 024 76 523326